Joyous Blog

All-Natural DIY Headache-Banishing Balm

The next time you get a headache, don't reach for the pills first thing! You can make that headache go away with the natural healing power of peppermint and lavender oils. This headache-banishing balm is made from all-natural ingredients like beeswax, grapeseed oil, and essential oils – so you can feel good about using it to cure a headache whenever you need to.

Peppermint essential oil is amazing for pain relief. It has a cooling effect that you can feel instantly when applied to the temples. This cooling sensation can help soothe a headache in a matter of minutes.

Lavender is also great for soothing headaches. Its scent is very calming and can help calm any stresses that may be contributing to the headache. Lavender oil is so helpful for headaches that in a study, 74% of participants who inhaled lavender oil when they felt the start of a migraine noticed a significant improvement in their symptoms.

This headache balm contains both peppermint and lavender to help soothe your headache pain and help you feel calm and well again. Keep a container of the balm in your purse, your desk, or your gym bag so you can have relief whenever you need it! You could even pour it into an empty lip balm tube to make it super easy to apply.

The really handy thing about this balm is that, after applying it, you don’t have to keep reapplying it to soothe the pain. You can rub your temples throughout the day and the rubbing will reactivate the cooling sensation and the calming scent.

The beeswax in this recipe gives the balm a solid yet easily spreadable texture. It also ensures that you don’t have a greasy-looking forehead after putting it on like you would if you just used the plain oils! It’s perfect for rubbing onto your temples whenever you feel a headache coming on. To get the perfect consistency, it's best to weigh your ingredients. This way, you make sure that you have the 2:1 ratio of carrier oil to beeswax so your balm won’t be too stiff or too soft. You can easily do this using a small kitchen scale.

Whip up a jar or two of this balm so you have all-natural relief at the ready!

Ingredients
  • 1oz of carrier oil (almond, grapeseed, avocado, or fractionated coconut oil are all good options)
  • 0.5oz beeswax
  • 6 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops of peppermint essential oil
Instructions
  1. In a double-boiler, or a heat-safe bowl placed on top of a pot of boiling water, heat together the beeswax and carrier oil until fully melted. Remove from the heat and whisk in the essential oils.
  2. Quickly pour into a clean container. You can use anything that will hold about 2 tablespoons of liquid; a recycled baby food jar or a couple lip balm tubes work well. Let it cool until completely solidified.
  3. To use, rub your finger on the balm then massage onto your temples. If you used a lip balm tube, you can apply the balm directly. You'll feel a cooling sensation that will help soothe your headache pain. Rub temples as needed to reactivate the balm.

What's your go-to essential oil or natural headache remedy? Share it with me in the comments below!

8 Comments
Brenda Boulanger   •   August 31, 2016

Hi there!! I love your article. I suffer from chronic migraines and i will try this. I will report back to you once I have tried it. I have tried similar natural mints and oils on temples and found it help prevent them. It would be great to have non medicinal relief. Thank you again.

Reply
Heather Allen   •   August 31, 2016

Wishing you the best of luck, Brenda! Heather- Joyous Health team

Melanie Maxwell   •   September 2, 2016

Thanks, Brenda! I hope you like it!


Kim   •   January 28, 2017

LOVE this blog. Definitely looking into these awesome natural tips with my quantum xmetics routine. Thank you!

Reply
Rachel Molenda   •   February 1, 2017

Hey Kim! Thanks so much! So glad you were able to take away a lot from it. Natural remedies are super helpful and beneficial! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


mary C.   •   December 27, 2017

This is my testimony about the good work of a man who helped me ... My name is Mary Clifford, and I based in London. My life has returned! After 8 years of marriage, my husband left me and left me with our three children. I felt like my life was about to end, and it was falling apart. Thanks to a spellcaster called DR eromonsele whom I met online. On a faithful day, while I was browsing through the Internet, I was looking for a good spellcaster who can solve my problems I found a series of testimonials about this spell spell particular. Some people testified that he brought his Ex lover back, some testified that he restores the uterus, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce, etc. There was a particular Testimony that I saw, it was a woman called Grace, she testified about how Dr. Eromonsele brought his ex-lover in less than 72 hours and at the end of The testimony dropped the e-mail address of Dr. Eromonsele. After reading all this, I I decided to try DR EROMONSELE. I contacted him by email and I explained to him problem for him. In just 3 days, my husband came back to me. We solve our problems, and we are even happier than before. Dr. eromonsele is really a talented and a gifted man and I will not stop publishing it because he is a wonderful man ... if you have a problem and are looking for a Genuine spell caster to solve that problem. Try the great Dr. eromonsele Today, he could be the answer to your problem. Here 'your contact: doctoreromonsele@gmail.com Thank you great eromonsele. Contact for the next: (1) If you want to recover your ex (2) If you always have bad dreams. (3) You want to be promoted in your office. (4) You want women / men to run after you. (5) If you want a child. (6) [You want to be rich. (7) You want to bind your husband / wife to be yours forever. (8) If you need financial assistance. (9) Herbal care 10) Help get people out of prison (11) Marriage spells (12) Miraculous spells (13) Beauty spells (14) CHARMING PROPHET (15) Attraction spells (16) Evil Eye Spells (17) Spell Kiss (18) Eliminate disease spells (19) SPELLING WINNERS OF THE CHOICE (20) SUCCESS IN EXAMINATION SPELLS (21) Charm to know who to love you. (22) Business Spell (23) Remove spells of HIV disease Contact him today at: doctoreromonsele@gmail.com 2349031751608 You can also CONTACT it on whatsapp on the same phone number.note that you can only pay for the items which he will use to help you and if you need him contact him now

Reply

arif   •   February 3, 2018

Hello.. what kind of coconut oil should i use to make the balm? Solid or in liquid state?

Reply
Rachel Molenda   •   February 13, 2018

Hey Arif, The recipe suggests to use fractionated coconut oil which is in a liquid state but it's preferred to buy specifically "fractionated coconut oil" instead of just using melted coconut oil :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Post Comment

More Posts
Detox and SAVE on our Natural Deodorants from June 11-17! SHOP NOW